Music

Our acoustically designed room in the heart of Denver plays host to live jazz nightly (Tuesday through Sunday). Check the calendar below for set times as they may vary. Nocturne’s distinctive Artist in Residency programming is at the core of our line up. Most artists who perform at Nocturne engage in a four to eight week run that focuses on the exploration of a musical icon, the study of a jazz genre, or the exhibition of an Artist's own original work. This old-school approach to programming combines the unique opportunity to hone one’s craft with regular stage time, while also establishing an elevated rapport with Denver music fans. Nocturne is proud to be the only venue in Colorado that features jazz exclusively, and we are also pleased to feature national touring artists on special occasions.

ABOUT LIVE MUSIC AT NOCTURNE:

At this time, our live music performances are available by reservation only. By reserving your seat for dinner and a show you can enjoy the live music along with a three course menu by our talented culinary team. You can make a reservation on-line or via phone @ 303.295.3333.

In addition to dining on site, we recognize that some members of our community are unable to join us in person this summer. As such, we'll be live streaming several of our performances for you to enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home. Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/nocturnejazz/ for live streams and recordings of our past performances. 

Supporting the musicians practicing their craft on our stage is important to us - your prepaid dinner reservation includes the artist fees that support fair pay to our music community. You can support in other ways such as purchasing music online, physical CD's or sending Venmo tips to your favorite artists. The music community is strong but still working to rebound from a lot of cancelled gigs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your support of their craft will keep this art form alive.

Chiaraluce and Oxman honor Ammons and Stitt - The Boss Tenors

Calendar
Live Events
Date
08.24.2019

Description

Rich Chiaraluce and Keith Oxman honor Ammons and Stitt - The Boss Tenors

Rich Chiaraluce / Keith Oxman tenor saxophone, Ken Walker – bass, Andy Weyl – piano, Todd Reid - drums

There are a number of well-known tenor teams: Hershel Evans and Lester Young; Wardell Gray and Dexter Gordon; Zoot Sims and Al Cohn; and Dexter Gordon and Teddy Edwards, but the greatest tenor duo ever was Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt. The tenor saxophone team of nearly 25 years began in 1950 and continued into the 1970’s just prior to Gene Ammons death. The wonderful contrast of Gene’s approach of relatively few notes and a huge warm sound contrasted wonderfully with Sonny’s virtuosic bebop approach. Both saxophonists were greatly influenced by Lester Young however Gene’s sound on the instrument was derived more from the heavier Coleman Hawkins and Hershel Evans approach. The 1950 recording “Blues Up and Down” was their signature opus and was as embodiment of their partnership.

An artist fee of $18 per guest (per set) applies to this show. Reservations highly recommended!

Weekend Music Times: Set One: 6:30-8:00pm | Set Two: 9:00-10:30pm

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Booking information

Capacity
Unlimited
Tickets Booked
0

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